The Passo Fedaia is located at the foot of Marmolada,
with 3343 meters the highest peak in the Dolomites .
First World War the front
between the Italian and the Austrian army
ran across the glacier on the north side of the mountain.
For the supply and for shelter tunnels were cut out in the ice.
Many soldiers fell victim to snow avalanches.
One could divide the climb from Canazei to Fedaia
in three parts.
The first three kilometers until Penia
are very easy (0-5%).
At Penia the, for some time, last buildings are left behind
and with some long turns one enters
into the middle section where the slope
increases to between 3 and 8%.
More than three kilometers further on,
the road leaves the valley bottom
and the final part
with a slope of mostly 8% begins.
First, the road winds itself up with four hairpin bends.
What follows is a three-kilometer-long traverse,
in which the view becomes more and more beautiful.
The ascent ends at the dam of the reservoir (Lago di Fedaia).
It is still worth to cycle along the lake
because of the view of the Marmolada, its glaciers and the lake itself.